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Date

26 February 2021

Time

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm

Location

Online

Legal News Wales is celebrating the launch of a unique new LGBTQ+* Law Clinic in Cardiff, with the aim of building a pool of lawyers to support the clinic and the LGBTQ+ community in Wales.

Our free, bite-sized launch event will run at the end of LGBTQ+ history month, in the hopes that the new Law Clinic will signal a new wave of support for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and others affected by the related, protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

Take part in something fresh, powerful and of great value to our local community

The LGBTQ+ Law Clinic is a unique initiative for Wales, delivered by the Justice First Fellowship and the Speakeasy Law Centre, through Hussein Said, a Trainee Solicitor at the Centre. LawWorks Cymru is also supporting the project with training and resources.

The new law clinic, and its focus on supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Wales, is needed now more than ever. The clinic is looking for volunteers in the form of lawyers and law students, to help kickstart the clinic and shape its great work to come. Your support will have an immediate and powerful effect on the work of the clinic, and the lives of those it helps.

What to expect

  • A brief overview as to why the clinic has launched
  • Why an LGBTQ+ clinic is so important in the current climate and specific challenges for individuals
  • Why trans individuals have particular difficulties in accessing their rights.
  • How the clinic will will work
  • How to work with the clinic and why (the benefits for lawyers and law firms!)
  • Hopes for the future

Who should attend?

Anyone! It would be of great interest and relevance however, to legal professionals, law students, law firm decision-makers, support organisations, charities and the third sector. If you could also share this event listing with your colleagues and contacts, we’d be very grateful.

Speakers

  • Angharad Price, Principal Lawyer, EHRC Wales
  • Crash Wigley, Young Legal Aid Lawyers Cymru & law student
  • Shash Appan, Co-founder of Trans Aid Cymru, is a mutual aid network across Wales, specifically for the trans community
  • Hussein Said, Trainee Solicitor, Speakeasy Law Centre

Law Clinic Contact

For any enquiries regarding the new LGBTQ+ Law Clinic, please contact Hussein Said: cardifflgbtqclinic@protonmail.com.

This event is hosted for free and online, via Zoom. Useful event access information can be found below.

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* LGBTQ+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, with the plus sign (+) signifying a desire to be inclusive. LGBTQQIP2SAA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S), androgynous and asexual.

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Legal News Wales St David’s Day Celebration 2021

This event is being hosted as part of our two-day St David’s Day 2021 celebration of the legal sector in Wales  – a series of free, online events which take place on Friday 26 February and Monday 1 March. Click here to view all our events and book your place.

Our special St David’s Day events focus on business resilience, sustainability and diversity in the legal profession in Wales, building on the Justice Commission for Wales 2020 report recommendations to ensure Wales has a thriving and sustained legal sector to cater for the needs of the communities they serve.

Opening event – Celebrating the legal sector in Wales

The Counsel General for Wales, President of The Law Society, David Greene and Vice-Chair of the Law Society Wales Committee, Mark Davies, will join our Editor Emma Waddingham for the opening event on Friday 26 February, from 9:30am.

Useful information

We will send you the password within 24 hours of the event. You will receive the event link upon booking but please look out for an email from emma@legalnewswales.com containing the password.

To join the session via the Zoom video conferencing platform, you just need to click on the link we send you around 3 minutes before the session time. You can do this from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, but the best functionality and quality of connection is achieved with a laptop or desktop computer, I would advise only using a mobile as a last resort. Zoom is free to use but if you are using it on a mobile phone without connection to wireless internet your mobile service provider may charge you.

When you click on the link you will need to accept pop ups and insert your name and to choose audio by computer if given that choice. When entering your name please enter the name by which you would like us to call you during the session.

Please Note:

When you join the session you will find yourself placed in a waiting room. Please don’t panic, we’ll let you in at the publicised event time.

You will then find yourself on mute. Please remain muted until the host opens the Q&A session. This is to ensure the recording isn’t disrupted. Thank you!

We record all sessions if suitable for sharing – so that as many people as possible can view the event afterwards. You can turn your camera off if you’d prefer to do so. We aim to crop any Q&A sessions out to retain anonymity and confidentiality – or, if appropriate to do so, upload the audio version of the Q&A only.

It’s very quick and easy to join the session and when you do, your camera image will automatically show to myself and the rest of the group and we will be able to hear what you say and any sounds around you. You should see and hear us too. You may communicate by typing things to the whole group and by speaking and you can click on prompts to invite us to go more quickly or more slowly.

If you have any technical difficulties on the day, please text the Editor, Emma Waddingham, on 07769203856.